Thursday, 19 December 2013 21:44

Quality Parts Coalition Releases Educational Video

The Quality Auto Parts Coalition (QPC) has released an easy-to-follow, animated video aimed to educate American consumers about the auto repair parts industry.

As part of the “Keep Auto Parts Affordable” campaign, the video discusses how original equipment manufacturers attempt to persuade consumers to buy their exclusive parts and discourage consumers from using automotive aftermarket parts.

The video states that it is unfair for consumers to pay more for auto parts than necessary, and highlights the current debate in Congress on design patents for collision repair parts. The bipartisan Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales (PARTS) Act would reduce the period during which car companies can enforce their U.S. design patents on collision repair parts against alternative suppliers from 14 years to 2.5 years.

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